Shire Shiplap Pent Roof wooden shed 8 x 6 – Our first thoughts
This is a great little shed, and one of the best things about the building is that pent roof. The roof allows for a little more rainwater protection than you would expect on a shed of this size. The water simply runs off quickly, and is therefore not a problem.
The shiplap cladding is very attractive and is actually 12 mm thick, so you get plenty of exterior surface protection against rainwater. The shiplap works well to bring about a dry and safe interior.
Shire Shiplap Pent Roof wooden shed 8 x 6 – Some questions you may have
Is there a guarantee?
There is a 10 year manufacturer’s guarantee against damp and rot, and this is a very reassuring aspect of the building. Part of the work behind this is that shipap cladding, which has a lip in between panels, and prevents rainwater from being a problem. Add to that the pent roof and it’s impact and effectiveness against rainwater and you have a very dry and safe building.
How about a basecoat?
There is a basecoat included and this gives you a strong level of protection for the beginning of the life of the unit. You will have to add your own treatment annually after purchase, but it’s a great start, and adds to the value.
Two glass window are included as standard. They are fixed, but they do give a great amount of light to the interior.
Can I build it myself?
We recommend two people put this together. It is a heavy unit and the work can be quite labour intensive. Good tools and a second person are the right combination.
Shire Shiplap Pent Roof wooden shed 8 x 6: Technical specifications
- Height = 2.06m
- Width = 1.79m
- Depth = 2.38m
- Material = European Softwood
- Treated = Dipped Basecoat
- Cladding thickness = 12mm
- Number of doors = 1
- Number of fixed windows = 2
- Glazing type = Glass
- Roof Design = Pent
- Locking mechanism = A hasp & staple door closure is included to keep your possessions secure
Shire Shiplap Pent Roof wooden shed 8 x 6: So what’s the quality like?s
There is a lot to celebrate here. The shiplap goes a long way to keeping the shed secure for the years ahead. We would have preferred to have a little more than a basecoat on the shed for that price but we still think it’s a worthy coat to have as part of that initial treatment.
If you’re putting it together with a friend, be careful with the windows. they are a little fiddly to put in, we found.
Shire Shiplap Pent Roof wooden shed 8 x 6: Our final thoughts
It is a reasonable quality shed for the price. And when you look at it, it has great looks and that door is a bonus when it comes to access. We would have liked a little more thought being put into the treatment, but overall its functional, attractive and useful.
Quality of construction 10/10 Longevity of material 7.8/10
Prices around: £367
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